The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We are renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research.

The strength of our academic expertise combined with the breadth of disciplines we cover, provides a wealth of opportunities and has real impact on the world in cultural, economic and societal ways.

The University strives to achieve academic excellence within an ethical framework informed by our values of integrity, equality and inclusion, community and professionalism.  

Heritage

A rich history spanning more than a century

Heritage

Governance

Governance

Values and responsibility

Our values are at the heart of everything we do

Values and responsibility

Term dates

Term dates

Faculties

Faculties

Facts and figures

  1. 1We're in the top 100 universities in the world | QS World University Rankings 2021
  2. 2Our staff have been awarded 25 National Teaching Fellowships – more than any other university
  3. 3Named the University of the Year 2017 | The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
  4. 4We're a member of the Russell Group of universities
  1. 5Twice winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize
  2. 6We're a top 10 university for research power in the UK according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework
  3. 7See more facts and figures

Spotlight

Annual Review 2018-2019

We reflect on key achievements of our University year and pay tribute to the hard work of our students and staff. Read More

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